How to Prepare for Your Rhinoplasty Surgery – Free Health Videos

You may want to speed up your recovery from rhinoplasty or a nose job. In this video Dr. Donald B. Yoo, M.D. explores the ways of making rhinoplasty, or any surgery more comfortable.

Certain food items and drinks should be avoided before your surgery because they can cause an increase in bleeding and bruising during the procedure. Alcohol, aspirin, and herbal medicines should be avoided for two weeks prior to the surgery. In the days leading up to your rhinoplasty, be well hydrated, cut back on caffeine intake, and limit sodium intake. Nicotine and smoking cigarettes can cause more severe scarring. If you opt to utilize anesthesia, you will be instructed to avoid eating for eight hours before the procedure. Apripitant is typically recommended in order to prevent nausea after surgery.

A small suggestion for clothes is to dress in a button-up shirt that doesn’t require you to cover up your exposed areas as well as your face after returning home. After two weeks of the operation the activity of your body will be limited. If you decide to leave the hospital need a responsible adult for your transportation to home. If you stick to these steps, your rhinoplasty should go smoothly!